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Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN

About Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN

Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN, is a former senior vice president and CNE at OnCourse Learning, where she led nursing programs and initiatives. She continues to write and act as a consultant for Nurse.com. Before joining the company in 1998, Eileen was employed by North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York, where she held a number of leadership positions in nursing and hospital administration, including chief nurse at two of the system’s member hospitals. She holds a BSN and an MSN in administration, and is a graduate fellow of the Johnson & Johnson University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Nurse Executives program. She also is a board member and past president of the New Jersey League for Nursing, a constituent league of the National League for Nursing.

How moral distress, courage and resilience impact nursing care

By | 2019-06-17T18:11:39+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing education|

As a nurse, you often find yourself in situations others never encounter, such as patient care issues related to end-of-life decisions or conflict with families and colleagues. You must be aware how moral distress causes emotional and physical pain that can upset and disrupt your life and learn how to cope.

How difficult patient situations can lead to moral and ethical dilemmas

By | 2019-05-28T17:04:46+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs|

You spend more time with patients than any other profession and deal with difficult patient situations frequently because of the front line position nurses have within healthcare. Situations can arise from a simple patient question or information from a medical record that gives you pause or concern. Learn how to distinguish between ethical and moral dilemmas.

Networking keeps nurses from living on their own island

By | 2018-09-25T21:00:14+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs|

A great mentor once told me about the importance of networking and the role it could play in my career. I never forgot the advice, and later as a nurse leader I appreciated how sage it was. It’s important to understand and appreciate what networking is and what it can add to your professional growth and advancement.